By William for

(ALWAYS REMEMBER – A person without good breathing, is a person with a life of constant caution, so we must do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can! – William)

One of the most important things to do when you have a disability or chronic illness is to learn as much as you can about it.  The more you know the easier it should be to get a handle on those days when you feel like it is a constant battle and you are not sure you are winning.

Knowing the language or words of COPD/Asthma, as with any Chronic Illness, is a great way to start or to continue to refresh a person’s knowledge of the ins and outs of the lifelong health companion we are dealing with.

Always remember, the more you know the better it will be in dealing with all that is involved with any type of chronic illness.

We are at a point of rewinding back to the beginning a lengthy series or list of those words which stick out when dealing with COPD/Asthma or even a Chronic Illness. Rewinding because we know that repetition is in many ways the best way to learn, remember and understand the what, where, why and how of what we are trying to study or remember, and that my friends is highly important when it comes to knowing the ins and outs and how’s of fighting any Chronic Illness, whether it be COPD, severe Asthma or any other infliction.

With that, we rewind to the word ‘ALVEOLI’!

 ‘Alveoli’ is the microscopic air sac-like structures found at the ends of the smallest airways in the lungs and are responsible for facilitating the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Notable Fact of Alveoli – each alveoli is just one cell thick or about the same thickness as the wall of a soap bubble and there are more than 300 million ‘alveoli’ in a set of normal healthy lungs.  If you laid all the airways and air sacs of healthy lungs flat on the ground, they would cover over 100 square yards.

While ‘Alveoli’ are so small, their numbers are great, and they handle one of the most important exchanging the incoming oxygen for the much-needed removal of carbon dioxide.

When your air sacs or ‘Alveoli’ do not perform properly you will at times get air trapped in your ‘alveoli’ which makes it harder for you to exhale the air you took in and get the carbon dioxide out – when this happens you may feel a full or tightness in your chest.

When you air sacs or ‘alveoli’ become damaged or even destroyed, this will leave fewer ‘alveoli’ to get the oxygen into the blood while taking the carbon dioxide out.  The decrease in efficiency of this gas exchange will make you feel short of breath.

So, while airways get your air down into the lungs, know that the most important piece of your lung puzzle is the ‘alveoli’ for its ability to exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide within each and every breath you take.

In your own individual battle with COPD and/or asthma be sure to learn and understand the words of importance in understanding what is going on within these battles – today THAT WORD is ‘ALVEOLI’.

Always be aware – if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out by a reliable physician or pulmonologist.

We bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William for & CrossDove Writers.

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NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer and more medical founded information.